NEO UTILITY CARTRIDGES
The NEO-GEO hardware was actually utilized for applications other then just games. When Aruze (a Japanese pachinko machine manufacturer) purchased part of SNK, they experimented with using the MVS hardware for other functions. Brezzasoft, programmed some amusement games for use in slot machines and used for gambling. Only three cartridges are known to have been produced for use in this application. When plugged into a standard MVS or HOME system with an adaptor, these cartridges become "somewhat" playable. Therefore, some collectors argue they are part of the NEO-GEO collection of cartridges, while others feel they are not.

Dyna V-Liner
This game was released around 2001 and is basically an "8-Liner". 8-Liner is a terminology used by arcade industry operators to describe the circuit boards which are used inside gambling machines. These boards can be set up to "pay out" to either an installed coin hopper, or through a "credit" re-imbursement system set-up by the location or the operator. The V-Liner cartridge came complete with a harness cable and settings explanation sheet for just that purpose.

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Jockey Grandprix
This game was released around 2001 and is basically a horse race betting game. Bets are placed just prior to the start of the race, different horses have different odds, and then the race begins. Some rather impressive Motion Capture graphics were used for the animation of the horses. After the race is over the winning horse is declared in a slow motion photo finish and the winning bets are paid. Again, the game can be set to "pay out" to either an installed coin hopper, or through a "credit" re-imbursement system set-up by the location or the operator. The Jockey Grandprix cartridge came complete with a harness cable and settings explanation sheet for just that purpose.

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Poker Kingdom / Bingo Island
This game was manufactured around 2002 but to the best of our knowledge has never been officially released. Gameplay consists of two main modes of play. Poker Kingdom is actually the old school style 5 card stud poker game. Odds are displayed and paid depending on the players card selection. Bingo Island is your typical casino style bingo, which varies slightly from the more commonly known bingo-hall type of play. Sun Amusement seems to have done the programming for this title, rather then Brezzasoft which handled the other two titles.

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